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New Superintendents Institute 2017-18

The New Superintendents Institute is a professional development program consisting of five sessions throughout the year specifically for first year superintendents or those superintendents new to New York State. The program is tailored to making the transition to the superintendency successful. Participants may opt to attend individual sessions or all five workshops. Topics throughout the series include, but are not limited to: developing superintendent/school board relationships, finance and budget development, the superintendent's role as district advocate, and leadership responsibilities and ethics. Each workshop includes small roundtable discussions with veteran superintendents.

The first workshop, the New Superintendents Orientation, is held in July, prior to the start of the school year, and offers an introduction to The Council, LEAF, Inc. and the New York State Education Department. The New Superintendents Institute continues with sessions in September, November, January and March. The September and March workshops are planned to coincide with The Council's annual conferences to help reduce additional time out of district. 

Session 1 - Orientation - July 13-14, 2017 / Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs
Members: $285
Non-members: $335

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Session 2 - September 24, 2017 @ Fall Leadership Summit) / Saratoga Hilton
REGISTRATION via Fall Leadership Summit

Members: $125
Non-membes: $175

  • Forum: Bridging the Equity Gap
    Equity in education and cultural awareness are timely topics that impact every district: large or small, urban or rural. Research shows us that increased cultural awareness is linked to improved academic achievement, increased student attendance and decreased student discipline. While the concept is simple to understand, districts may find it challenging to put into practice. At this workshop for new superintendents, Generation Ready will share how leaders and teachers can make this process more reflective by aligning policies, practices, values and procedures to ensure equity for all.

  • School Board Relations During Challenging Times
    Being a school board member today is not an easy job especially when the world of public education is ever-changing. School boards can use all the help they can get, but the person most important to the board's success is you- the superintendent. This session will describe how you can lay out a simple plan to help the board fully comprehend its governance role, set and maintain a strategic agenda for itself, focus on student outcomes, and demonstrate, along with you, collaborative team leadership to your staff and community.

  • Roundtable Discussions

  • Conversation with Commissioner of Education (TUESDAY, September 26, 7:30-8:30 AM)

If you would like to register for the session only and NOT the Fall Leadership Summit, please CLICK HERE. Questions? Contact Melanie Seiden, Assistant Director for Membership, at 518/694-4877 or melanie@nyscoss.org to register.

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Session 3 - November 15, 2017 / Renaissance Hotel, Albany

Members: $175
Non-Members: $225

  • Employee Relations & Negotiations

  • Financial Leadership: Conducting Budget Work Sessions

  • School Safety

  • Roundtable Discussions 

There is a room block reserved at the Renaissance Hotel in Albany at the rate of $179 per night. To make your reservation by 10/20/17 please visit: Book your group rate for LEAF NS. 

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Session 4 - January 5, 2018 / Renaissance Hotel, Albany

Members: $175
Non-Members: $225

  • Special Education Issues & Requirements: What a New Superintendent Should Know

  • Using Data in Leadership

  • Contract Renegotiatons for the New Superintendent

  • Roundtable Discussions

There is a room block reserved at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Albany at the rate of $159 per night. To reserve your room by 12/15/17 visit : Book your group rate for LEAF NS.

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Session 5 - March 4, 2018 @ Winter Institute) / Hilton Albany
REGISTRATION via Winter Institute

Members: $125
Non-membes: $175

  • Capital Projects

  • Superintendent-Finance Team Relationship

  • Roundtable Discussions

  • Conversation with Commissioner of Education 

If you would like to register for the session only and NOT the Winter Institute, please contact Melanie Seiden, Assistant Director for Membership, at 518/694-4877 or melanie@nyscoss.org to register.

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Questions? Contact Vren Banks, Assistant Director at 518/694-4875 or vren@nyscoss.org.

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